Nalli Biryani

So finally here is the Nalli biryani recipe that everyone is talking about. This our little attempt at this famous recipe. Give it a try this Eid and enjoy with family. #HappyCookingToYou

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  • Boiling water as required
  • Namak (Salt) 1 & ½ tbs
  • Tez paat (Bay leaves) 2
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) 1 tsp
  • Badiyan ka phool (Star anise) 2
  • Darchini (Cinnamon sticks) 2
  • Sabut kali mirch (Black peppercorns) ½ tsp
  • Cooking oil ½ tbs
  • Sirka (Vinegar) 2 tbs
  • Chawal (Rice) 700 gms (soaked)
  • Cooking oil ¾ Cup
  • Pyaz (Onion) sliced 3 medium
  • Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) 2 tbs
  • Tez paat (Bay leaves) 2
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) ½ tbs
  • Laung (Cloves) 5-6
  • Darchini (Cinnamon sticks) 2-3
  • Badi elaichi (Black cardamom) 2
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 5-6
  • Badiyan ka phool (Star anise) 3-4
  • Jaifil (Nutmeg) 2 small pieces
  • Javatri (Mace) 2 pieces
  • Beef mix boti ½ kg
  • Nalli (Bone marrow) ½ kg
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chili powder) 1 tbs or to taste
  • Haldee powder (Turmeric powder) 1 tsp
  • Lal mirch (Red chili) crushed ½ tsp
  • Dhania powder (Coriander powder) ½ tbs
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tbs or to taste
  • Tamatar (Tomatoes) peeled & cubes 3 large
  • Hari mirch (Green chili) crushed 1 tbs
  • Pani (Water) 2-3 Cups or as required
  • Dahi (Yogurt) whisked 1 Cup
  • Garam masala powder 1 tsp
  • Aloo bukhara (Dried plums) 10-12 soaked
  • Podina (Mint leaves) chopped ½ Cup
  • Biryani essence ¼ tsp
  • Doodh (Milk) ¼ Cup
  • Zarda ka rang (Yellow food color) ½ tsp or as required
  • Ghee 2 tbs


In boiling water,add salt,bay leaves,cumin seeds,star anise,cinnamon sticks,black peppercorns,cooking oil and vinegar,mix well and bring it to boil.

Add rice and boil until ¾ th done then strain & set aside.

In pot,add cooking oil,onion and fry until light golden.

Add ginger garlic paste and mix well.

Add bay leaves,cumin seeds,cloves,cinnamon sticks,black cardamom,green cardamom,star anise, nutmeg,mace and mix well.

Add beef mix boti and mix well until changes color.

Add bone marrow and mix well.

Add red chili powder,turmeric powder,red chili crushed,coriander powder,salt and mix well for 3-4 minutes.

Add tomatoes and mix well,cover and cook on low flame until tomatoes are soft.

Add green chilies and mix well.

Add water and mix well,cover and cook until meat is tender (approx. 1 hour).

Now remove cooked bone marrow and set aside.

Cover and cook until gravy is reduce to half quantity.

Add yogurt,mix well and cook until oil separates (4-5 minutes).

Add garam masala powder and mix well.

Add dried plums and mix well.

Add mint leaves,boiled rice and biryani essence.

In milk,add yellow food color,mix well and add in it.

Add ghee,cooked bone marrow,cover and steam cook on low flame for 10-15 minutes.

Recipe By: Shahnaz Shahid

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